Jonathon grew up in a musical family and started playing piano at the age of six. Once he learned about improvisation and groove playing, he veered away from classical studies and moved towards jazz, funk and groove parts. He attended college on a full-ride music scholarship and won several awards for performance before jumping into the bar band scene, playing snowy ski-lodge gigs with 3am drives home on icy roads. However, a professional music career wasn’t in the cards.
He discovered another passion in the form of writing code and building software which led to a successful career as a software engineer. In 2007, while writing code for an internet media company, he had the chance to create tutorial videos for YouTube as part of a company experiment. After one of those videos saw nearly 3 million views, he realized that he could spend time creating educational music tutorials covering original piano grooves.
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